A couple had 2 daughters named Martha and Sandra. They were very judgmental about people and always thought they were right and others are always wrong. So, Anna and Jose once decide to make their daughter learn a lesson of not being judgmental too fast.
One day Anna calls both her daughter and removes two types of lentils in different bowl and asks both od them what do they see? Both of them were of same opinion one is Yellow lentil and other is orange lentil. Then their mother pressure cooks both the Petite Yellow lentils in one vessel and range Lentil in another vessel. Both the sister was confused why was mother asking them such silly questions.
However, they waited patiently for the lentils to get cooked. Anna opened the pressure cooker and asked Martha what did she see? Martha said, “It smells bad, but after you sauté it, I’m sure it will taste amazing”. Then Anna asked Sandra the same question, she replied,” wow being pressure cooked the orange lentil changed its colour to yellow, however yellow was same, I’m sure the orange one would taste better than the yellow as it was magical to see the colour change.”
Anna then explained to her daughters that they both were right, because each one had their own perspective of life. But she told them that they cannot judge a food, a person or a tree by its look or season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure and happiness that both Martha and Sandra got after judging. It can only be measured only after you have tasted both of them separately.
If you give up on tasting one lentil and say it’s bad, you would never know what is the taste of the other one. Same way you cannot be judgmental about every person by one season. Don’t let the pain of one season hamper the joy of all the rest.
Many times, in our lives, we will be dropped, crumpled, betrayed and many times we would be grounded as dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We will feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value, so judging others don’t value down yourself keep up your good work of helping and being good to people who have been bad. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!
“Let go of who you were. Love who you are. Look forward to who you’ll become”